Harvey Weinstein Discloses How to Jay Z the Rights Guaranteed To the Trayvon Martin Story
A feature of the film and docuseries will soon follow.
The City of new York, NY – it was the sincerity that helped to make the rapper turned entrepreneur Jay Z win the bidding war for the story of Trayvon Martin, according to Harvey Weinstein.
While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the film producer/studio exec asked how he and Jay Z were able to convince Martin parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, to allow them to share the story of your child.
"Jay Z looked at his parents and said:" I am responsible if this is not good. I'm going to do whatever is necessary because they I going to celebrate this. I'm not going to let down, and I'm not going to stop me'. End of the conversation," Harvey Weinstein said.
Last month, it was reported that Jay Z and The Weinstein Co. acquired the rights to two books about the death of a teenager whose 2012 death and the eventual acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman, generated at the national level of debate for years.
With the rights of both books, the couple plans to launch a feature film and a docuseries on Martin.
During his interview, Weinstein also shared details of his relationship with Hov, including the story of how we ended up in the business together.
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Edutainment: Weinstein and Jay-Z previously collaborated on Time: The Kalief Browder Story, a six-part docuseries that told the story of the high school student who was held at Rikers Island for three years without trial before he killed himself.
"We've been new Yorkers together for years," he said. "We've know each other socially and we have always talked of doing something together. I think we understand each other. People look at Jay Z and not say, 'That is a well-read guy, and people look at me and think the same thing, but we are both very well read. That is the surprise of the whole thing, and this is what makes it work. He is one of the most brilliant men I know."